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'''Social anxiety disorder''' ('''SAD'''), also known as '''social phobia''', is an anxiety disorder characterized by a significant amount of fear in one or more social situations causing considerable distress and impaired ability to function in at least some parts of daily life.National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: Guidance. [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0071627/ Social Anxiety Disorder: Recognition, Assessment and Treatment]. Leicester (UK): British Psychological Society; 2013. PMID 25577940 These fears can be triggered by perceived or actual scrutiny from others. It is the most common anxiety disorder and one of the most common mental disorders, with 12% of American adults having experienced it. Physical symptoms often include excessive blushing, hyperhidrosis|excess sweating, tremor|trembling, palpitations and...
DateMar 2008 | title = Social anxiety disorder | url = | journal = Lancet | volume = 371 | issue = 9618| pages = 1115–25 | doi = 10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60488-2 | pmid = 18374843 }}{{cite journal | last1 = Kessler | first1 = RC | display-authors = etal | date = Jun 2005 | title = Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication | url = | journal = Arch Gen Psychiatry | volume = 62 | issue = 6| pages = 593–602 | doi = 10.1001/archpsyc.62.6.593 | pmid = 15939837 }}
Doi10.4088/JCP.v69n0415
JournalThe Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume69
Issue4
Pages621–632
Year2008
Pmid18363421
Pmc2409267
Doi10.1017/S1461145712000119
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